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November 15, 2013

Plastic Challenge: Anthony Oram, Week 1

 

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Don’t use plastic bar or food wrappers. Only use reusable water bottles.

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States

Name: Anthony Oram

Week: 1

Personal Info:

I am a boy who lives with my mom, my dad and my sister. I don’t have a job yet, I’m only 11 years old.

Anthony Oram’s personal blog:

List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
I have not refused anything this week.

Total items collected: 25

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
2 Gatorade bottles 2 Dansi water bottles and 1 plastic bag.

Items: Nonrecyclable
The rest is about 20 overall bags and wrappers.

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
plastic bottles for metal bottles. Plastic bags for canvas bags.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
Plastic water bottles. Plastic Gatorade bottles. Plastic grocery bags and plastic food wrappers.

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Plastic food packaging. Plastic coffee Starbucks cups.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
Not eat plastic wrapped Cereal bars.

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Plastic wrapped bread sticks.

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?
I learned that I use more plastic than I thought. Plastic is a bigger problem than I thought. It is used for more things than I thought.

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1 comments
Plastic-Free Ericka Moderator
Plastic-Free Ericka Moderator

Hello Anthony, welcome! So proud to see a young person such as yourself participate in the plastic trash challenge. It's not an easy fete. Plastic free breakfast bars are a challenge however one cereal bar I've found recently called Awesome Bars uses plant based BPI certified plastic which is compostable. Not sure if these bars are sold in southern California yet but you can order them online here: http://awesome-bars.myshopify.com/